Grammy Award winning bluegrass band, The Infamous Stringdusters will return to The Wilma for a live concert on Friday, February 15, 2019 with support from indie folk duo Shook Twins.
Since their 2005 formation, the Stringdusters —Travis Book [bass, vocals], Andy Falco [guitar, vocals], Jeremy Garrett [fiddle, vocals], Andy Hall [dobro, vocals], and Chris Pandolfi [banjo, vocals] — have constantly forged ahead, relentlessly exploring the musical possibilities of a “bluegrass ensemble” and breaking down boundaries in the process.
“With a nod to the past and a firm foot down on the gas toward the future, the ‘Dusters… don’t leave bluegrass behind; they’re stretching it from within.” – New York Times
They’ve earned two Grammy nominations — winning “Best Bluegrass Album for their 2017 release Laws of Gravity which also marked their third debut at #1 on the Bluegrass Albums Chart. Even with such milestones, the members feel like they’re only getting started.
“I’m most inspired by the evolution of the music,” states Book. “The band is reaching new heights with our exploration and jamming. The repertoire is deep, and our crew is so entwined in the music and presentation of the show. It’s all come together in the last year or so.”
Idaho-born, Portland, OR-based sisters (and yes.. identical twins) Laurie & Katelyn Shook, have a unique folk sound that’s built around crisp harmonies, quirky acoustic instrumentation, beatboxing, looping, and infectious energy.
“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that seem somehow permeated by the American Folk tradition, without actually being part of it. They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” – Neil Gaiman, New York Times Best-Selling Author
Tickets are on sale Friday, November 16 at 10am at The Top Hat, online or by phone at 1 (800) 514-3849. All tickets are general admission standing room only. All ages are welcome. Additional ticketing and venue information can be found here.